Adam Coghlan

The Captain Fairfield Inn


by: Adam Coghlan

  • Why

    After a friend's wedding for some R&R.

  • When

    September 2014

  • Who

    Me and my guy.

Highs + Lows

  • A feast for the nose – fragrant flowers outside, the sweet aroma of baked cookies inside.

  • Location – surrounded by grand old mansions and soaring maples, and it’s just a few minutes stroll from the quaint main street and shops on Ocean Ave.

  • The service – the staff were so friendly, so excited to have us there and so eager to make us feel welcome.

  • The hot breakfast window was a bit narrow – served only from 8.30 to 9.30 am…not ideal for those with an early getaway time or penchant for sleep-ins.

  • Too little time! Our fault, not theirs.

: 41/50
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  • Life Changing

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  • Overall Value

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Stylish, modern B&B in historic Federal-era mansion that was once home to a storied sea captain.

  • Vibe

    Modern, sleek design with historic seaside charm.

  • Location

    Minutes by foot from preppy Kinnebunkport’s main street in the prettiest surroundings you can imagine.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Chillout, Café Del Mar-style tunes playing on arrival in your room; iPod docks in every guest room.

  • Year Opened

    1990s (though many buildings date back to the 1800s).

  • Designed By

    Many guestrooms and communal areas tailored by Boston-based interior designer Rachel Reider.

  • Pool/Gym


  • Restaurant

    No, but breakfast is complimentary. Small, gourmet plates available to order throughout day.

  • Bar

    There’s an honor bar and extensive wine list available.

  • Minibar

    No, but 24-hour guest pantry provides organic tea, coffee, soda (and homemade chocolate chip cookies).

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children


  • Price

    Luxury with good value options – rooms from $159 to $459.

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